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  1. @EldonZ -- Eldon, have you been storing your CupR under water? @GFWilliams -- George, please have them made 2" taller than stock, and I'll even buy a set.
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    Nissan GTR

    IMHO, you would never compare a GTR to the Exige.....totally different animals. Grand Touring car vs Sports car. The GTR is a fine touring vehicle. As for track duty, while you can take your GTR to the track and have some fun, my friends modified GTR (and he is a very good driver) gets routinely spanked by either my 211 or V6 Exige. And, when I say spanked, I mean the GTR is 6-8 seconds a lap slower, even on tracks with relatively long straights. Don't even ask about consumables.... what a nightmare.... he's constantly replacing tires, brake pads, rotors, etc.
  3. I find the AiM MXS1.2 data logger great for us tracksters/racers, especially when paired with a SmartyCam....maybe no so much for street cars that need OEM looking icons, etc.
  4. Don't think that's Nic's car. Curious about what year the CupR is...noticed that it had a front oil cooler on the left side vs what we have and the radiator cooling fan setup seemed different???
  5. airbag cover pops into place and is held in place by for 1-time usage clips.
  6. @MrD-- Yes Ohlin TTXs were standard on the CupR. Can't give you a firsthand assessment of Ohlin vs Nitron on my car, but IMHO, Ohlins are a far superior alternative, if cost is of no concern. Don't get wrong, I believe Nitron makes a good product. I've been running their 3-way on my 2-Eleven for years.
  7. Afew photos of mine when it was being built at Lotus Motorsports, when that division existed back in 2014.
  8. Got her cleaned up for a New Year's day run. Happy New Year!
  9. Maxi-- brake cage/pedal box gives you much more resolution (some might use the words better modulation) when using the brakes--with the booster, you basically have more of an ON/OFF switch. Yes, you would be faster (lap times) without the booster and better able to use the brakes to improve handling in certain situations, IMHO. It looks like the Komo-tec product is very good and probably more cost effective than going the Bosch motorsport ABS route, especially for the occasional tracker with a street car and manual trans with DPM . Back when I got mine almost 3 years ago, new Bosch MS ABS cost 10,000 US$ for hardware plus installation cost. I think there is a lower cost Bosch model ---ClubSport ABS??
  10. @geartox -- Nicolas, for track use, you are best served with the standard 1340cc engine. You can go much longer before refreshes than with the 1500. In fact, even though the factory may recommend 40 hours if using the 1340 for racing, we've seen them go more than 100 hours with no issues. Some people run them until they self-destruct (200-250 hours and maybe even more, if following good routine maintenance) and then look for a used 1340 engine out of a salvaged (wrecked) motorcycle with low miles. Also, if going used Radicals, post 2010 MY versions are better, as hardware improvements were made to the TCU and the use of Life ECUs improved shifting characteristics significantly -- 2013 should be good. You would also like to know about overall maintenance and # of hours on the car, as many components are "lifed-out" after a certain number of hours, like suspension uprights, wing supports, axles, etc. Radical provides a guide with recommendations on when various components should be inspected and replaced solely based upon hours of use. Here's a link to the Radical Owners Manual covering your possible 2013 SR3 purchase....page 17 covers Component Lifing.... https://radicalsportscarregistry.com/sr3-gen-2-2009-to-2014-owners-handbook/ The Radical will turn much better lap times than virtually any sports car even when driven at 70% of its potential....enjoy.
  11. SR3 running cost much higher than the CupR.....primarily due to the Radical factory's recommended refresh of the SR3 engine every 40 hours.
  12. Definitely the way to go if you are a "track addict" and running very sticky tires. Once I went to slicks on my CupR, Bosch Motorsport ABS was the ticket for me...great improvement over the stock Bosch setup. Of course, once I went down that rabbit hole, I needed to ditch the vacuum booster and go with a brake-cage/pedal-box and brake bias adjuster.
  13. PJ, I like what you have done ..... looks great! Of course, I may be somewhat biased..... Happy Holidays!
  14. 50 RWHP from an intake ..... that's a new world record! LOL. 🙄 Happy Holidays to all!
  15. @ Eldon @geartox -- Probably the wrong sub-forum to post this but I thought you guys (and maybe others) would find this program of interest. It supposedly makes comparing any 2 videos on the same screen simultaneously a very simple process. Ran accross it on the "Beginner Data" Facebook group. https://www.comparemylaps.com/?fbclid=IwAR07izvKWLv6nEyO7I1xOEOF3kc5tZzV4GSkNNv2kDLL5UHRgL8gPX43Mb0
  16. @EldonZ--Go for it Eldon.....I can wait a bit longer for your visit to Spring Mountain. 😢 Of course, we've got a, 14-corner, 2.1 mile track with the same 35 meter elevation change (but w/o armco or grass or trees); and I will only charge you $3500 for the weekend.
  17. @EldonZ--love how low you are able to run with the new uprights.....some day I may be able to get mine installed. 😝
  18. @Kristof Thys--I agree, but as you said....what do I know?
  19. Look forward to showing you around. Photo from last Saturday's race start...had to exercise the 2-Eleven.
  20. @C8RKH--I appreciate your concern, very kind.....it's a difficult task to be on track every week, but someone has to do it. I'd average more than 3.5K track miles per year on the CupR but for the fact that I also like to drive my 12 year-old 2-Eleven. On a serious note, I'm very thankful and blessed that I can spend my retirement years playing with "Loti" at a private, 6.1 mile facility like Spring Mountain Motorsport Ranch--truly paradise for a track junkie.
  21. More fun on track....after all, it's the only place I can drive the CupR...now at ~15K miles
  22. You are too nice @EldonZ-- after they ask me.... "who makes Lotus", I say Ferrari. The other questions I used to get back in the day was...."how much does that car cost? and what do you do for a living? My responses.....Too much and I'm a hit man. That last one usually terminates any further discussion about my Lotus.
  23. You are correct Eldon.....I love to pose on track and on the podium in the #1 spot. Sometimes, even the blind squirrel finds a "nut".
  24. ^^^^^Kristof always supplies good information. 👍 I went the aftermarket route, WinAce carbon as sold by EliseShop, and am very happy with the results, a bit of "fettling" required but nothing major. Of course, my access panel went on a track-only car and the cosmetic aspects of the modification were secondary. My primary goal was to shed some weight and perhaps improve aero/heat evacuation from the radiator....mission accomplished. Having said that, I also think aesthetically the car looks better. Before and after shots.....
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